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How to Thicken Skin on Legs

October 18, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

One of the early and identifiable signs of diabetes is the development of leg rashes and similar skin problems such as shin spots and allergies which can be attributed to bacterial and fungal skin infections. Most diabetics are initially concerned with the aesthetics of the skin as the thinning of the skin makes it look older. The thinning of the skin is primarily caused by the reduction of collagen and elastin. While the thinning of the skin is normal as one gets older, the typical remedy to prevent or at least delay its occurrence by regularly applying creams and lotions to the skin.

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Diabetes Weak Legs

September 23, 2012 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

The weakening of legs refers to the decrease in the power and ability of a person to move one’s legs, which can be attributed to the either the declining power of the muscles to contract or the failing of nerves signals from the brain to command the muscle to contract. In which case, any interruption of nerve signals from the brain to the limb results to leg weakness. In the case of diabetic patients, the weakening of the legs is caused by the latter or nerve damage called proximal neuropathy, which poses the risk of disability.

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